a) As per sec 74 of Companies Act, 2013 & Rule 20 of the
Companies (acceptance of deposit) Rules, 2014, If deposit or any interest
remains unpaid on commencement of this Act, Company shall file, within 3 months
(i.e. 30th June, 2014), with ROC a statement in “Form DPT4”of all deposits
accepted & sums remaining unpaid and Company shall repay the dues
on or before 31.03.2015 or on due date of repayment, whichever is
Tribunal may, on application made by Company, allow further time to repay
To Company – shall pay deposit and interest along with fine Rs. 1 crore to Rs.
10 crores and
To officer in default – Imprisonment upto 7 years or fine Rs. 25 Lakhs to Rs. 2
Crores, or both.
LOAN CAN BE TREATED AS DEPOSITS
Loan is covered under definition of deposits under Company Act, 2013 read with
3)Definition of deposits
If loan is received from any other company by any Company., it is not
covered as deposits.
Under New Company law, if loan is received by any company (both Public & Pvt) from directors, it will not be
covered as deposits provided director gives a declaration that loan is out of
own fund(not by taking loan) . However, if loan is received from shareholders
or director’s relative by any Co, these will be covered as deposits.
If loan is received from other individuals by any company (both Public &
Pvt), these will be covered as deposits.
A question arises, if any loan is received by a Co. from shareholder or
director’s relative under Co Act, 1956, should we include these as deposit in
Form DPT4 or not?
Yes, include these as deposits in Form DPT4.
The meaning of the term “deposit” under sec 74 under Co Act, 2013 will be as
per sec 2(34) of the Co Act, 2013. Hence, these will be included as deposits in
The intention of introduction of sec 74 is to repay all old deposits within one
year time or extended time. MCA wants that all deposits accepted have to follow
new Act & New Rules.
This view can also be supplemented by the fact that legislature is giving
enough time i.e. 1 year time to repay the deposits existing on 1st April, 2014
to comply with new Act & New Rules.
ROC is expected to take this view.
FILE DPT 4?
As per MCA web site, Form DPT4 is an attachment Form as it is given
in attachment category.
It will be attached with Form GNL 2(Form for submission of documents with the
Registrar). This will be filed in others category in point 3 of FORM GNL
Auditors report in Old format under Companies Act, 1956 will also be attached
with this form.
OF ALLOTMENT IS TO BE FILED FROM NEXT YEAR
IN “FORM DPT 3”( I.E. 2015)
Rule 16 of The Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014 requires that
every company to which these rules apply, shall on or before the 30th day of
June, of every year, file with the Registrar, a return in Form DPT-3 along with
the fee as provided in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules,
2014 and furnish the information contained therein as on the 31st day of March
of that year duly audited by the auditor of the company.
Form DPT-3 will be filed as an attachment to Form GNL-2 (Circular No.
09/2014 dated 25.04.2014).
DPT-3 will be pre-certified by auditors of the company (Rule 12(b)(ii) of The Companies
Registration Offices and Fees (Amendment) Rules, 2014)
The computation of Net Worth in Form DPT-3 requires data of latest audited
balance sheet preceding the date of the return i.e. 31.03.2015.
This return of allotment will be filed from next year as relevant provision is
applicable from 1st April, 2014.